Bob Currie came over, he lived across the street and up the hill a little ways. He came over as a friend. And I went for it. He said, "Peggy I don't know if your son is guilty or not but my kid could not remember because it's too many years ago." [Ray Buckey was arrested on 3 counts of child molestation on September 7, 1983]…Now Bob's trying to say that all his kids were molested by Ray….So Bob would come over. He would tease me and say he had a crush on me. And I said that's a bunch of baloney. Bob would come [over] and say will how are things going Peg? I can still see the last time when we were sitting and he said: "You know Peg, I was at a meeting last night. They're out to destroy you and your mother, take your school, your reputation, all you money from you." And I said, "Oh Bob, that's silly, they’re not going to do that." That's exactly what they did do. Now Bob kept asking me - he wanted to buy the school. Even asked my mother. He got very provoked at me one time. He called me after we closed the school-we closed the school down, not the state. We decided after the threats that it wasn't fair to Babbs [another teacher] and the children so we closed it down in about the middle of January.
In February I was attacked in my back yard and cut all
my legs. I had been getting threatening calls and letters, and
one of my fathers [a McMartin parent], (father's name) came to the
This was after the school was closed. He had all this beard and
First I didn't recognize him and of course I have a screen door.
And he called me every name unbelievable under the sun. And I of course
don't know at first who he is. And he said, "And if I see your
I'm going to kill him"….I had to open the screen door…and I saw Ray
at the end [of the street] and I thought "Oh please God, don't have him
come up here because this dad is out of control. He [the father]
was so angry that as he left our yard he took the gate and threw it so
hard [against the house] that he broke it and knocked off some things
my wall. Of course, I called Chuck [her husband] and he called
police who came down and filed a report. In February….I very
took a small pair of scissors [for protection] and I let my dogs in the
house and I went out to the back. You know, in Manhattan Beach
houses are on the side of a hill and you have to walk back to the
And as I walked back…someone grabbed me from the back, and I passed
This guy threatened me that he would harm my mother. He took
and he cut me on the side of the vagina, just cut me all
He said if I told anyone he would get my mom.
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